One-woman play exploring the complex psychological after-effects of a sexual assault…
Am I Pretty When I Cry? depicts a young woman struggling with feelings of guilt and resentment, as she grieves for the boy who sexually assaulted her as a teenager. Having moved away to escape the people and memories of her small hometown, she finds herself trapped and isolated, stuck thinking over the events that occurred one summer more than six years ago, again and again. Finally, she has turned to a counsellor, and now she bears those years of hatred, regret and blame before an audience.
An original play by Chapter Theatre Company, Am I Pretty When I Cry? considers the grey areas of sexual assault, delving into the complicated psychological circles of this girl’s mind, still running after nearly seven years. The play considers mindsets related to sexual assault, how being assaulted can change a person’s life and relationships, whether a survivor can forgive and even love someone who has assaulted them, and the constant what-if’s that run through this young woman’s mind.
Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive in good time for the start time of 19:45.
Under 18s are not permitted into the theatre for this performance.
No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. Refunds and exchanges are not available.